WorldCat Identities

Hardy, Henry

Works: 112 works in 806 publications in 10 languages and 24,763 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Publishing director, Originator, Composer, Translator
Classifications: B29, 192
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Henry Hardy
Most widely held works by Henry Hardy
The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism by Isaiah Berlin( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin's response to the Soviet Union was central to his identity, both personally and intellectually. Born a Russian subject in Riga in 1909, he spoke Russian as a child and witnessed both revolutions in St. Petersburg in 1917, emigrating to the West in 1921. He first returned to Russia in 1945, when he met the writers Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak. These formative encounters helped shape his later work, especially his defense of political freedom and his studies of pre-Soviet Russian thinkers." "Never before collected, Berlin's writings about the USSR include his accounts of his famous meetings with Russian writers shortly after the Second World War; his celebrated 1945 Foreign Office memorandum on the state of the arts under Stalin; his account of Stalin's manipulative 'artificial dialectic'; portraits of Osip Mandel'shtam and Boris Pasternak; his survey of Soviet Russian culture written after a visit in 1956; a postscript stimulated by the events of 1989; and more. This collection includes essays that have never been published before, as well as works that are not widely known because they were published under pseudonyms to protect relatives living in Russia."--Jacket
Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

78 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times--and still challenge conventional wisdom. In a new foreword to this corrected edition, which also includes a new appendix of letters in which Berlin discusses and further illuminates some of its topics, noted essayist Mark Lilla argues that Berlin's decision to give up a philosophy fellowship and become a historian of ideas represented not an abandonment of philosophy but a decision to do philosophy by other, perhaps better, means. "His instinct told him," Lilla writes, "that you learn more about an idea as an idea when you know something about its genesis and understand why certain people found it compelling and were spurred to action by it." This collection of fascinating intellectual portraits is a rich demonstration of that belief
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general discussion of the nineteenth-century Russian intelligentsia prefaces vivid portraits of individual thinkers, writers, dissenters, and revolutionaries
Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciations of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world - sometimes both. The names of many of them are familiar - Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, and others. With the exception of Roosevelt, he met them all and knew many of them well. For this expanded edition, four new portraits have been added - including those of Virginia Woolf and Edmund Wilson. This volume also contains a vivid and moving account of Berlin's meetings in Russia with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova in 1945 and 1956. Perhaps the most fascinating of these "personal impressions" is found in the new epilogue, where Berlin describes the three strands of his own personality: Russian, English, and Jewish."--Jacket
The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Isaiah Berlin, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notions of objective truth and validity in ethics. In these lectures, Berlin surveys the myriad attempts to define Romanticism and distils its essence
Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Isaiah Berlin's essays presents the sweep of his contributions to philosophy from his early participation in the debates surrounding logical positivism to his later work, which more evidently reflects his life-long interest in political theory, the history of ideas, and the philosophy of history. Here Berlin describes his view of the nature of philosophy, and of its main task: to uncover the various models and presuppositions - the concepts and categories - that men bring to their existence, and that help form that existence. Throughout, his writing is informed by his intense consciousness of the plurality of values, the nature of historical understanding, and of the fragility of human freedom in the face of rigid dogma."--Jacket
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin's celebrated radio lectures on six formative anti-liberal thinkers were broadcast by the BBC in 1952. They are published here for the first time, fifty years later. They comprise one of Berlin's earliest and most convincing expositions of his views on human freedom and on the history of ideas - views that later found expression in such famous works as "Two concepts of Liberty, " and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. Working with BBC transcripts and Berlin's annotated drafts, Henry Hardy has recreated these lectures, which consolidated the forty-three-year-old Berlin's growing reputation as a man who could speak about intellectual matters in an accessible and involving way." "In his examination of sometimes complex ideas, Berlin demonstrates that a balanced understanding and a resilient defense of human liberty depend on learning both from the errors of freedom's alleged defenders and from the dark insights of its avowed antagonists. This book throws light on the early development of Berlin's most influential ideas, and supplements his already published writings with fuller treatments of Helvetius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, and Saint-Simon, with the ultraconservative Maistre bringing up the rear." "These thinkers gave to freedom a new dimension of power - power that, Berlin argues, has historically brought about less, not more, individual liberty." "These lectures show Berlin at his liveliest and most torrentially spontaneous, testifying to his talents as a teacher of rare brilliance and impact. Listeners tuned in expectantly each week to the hour-long broadcasts and found themselves mesmerized by Berlin's astonishingly fluent extempore style. One listener, a leading historian of ideas who was then a schoolboy, was to recount that the lectures "excited me so much that I sat, for every talk, on the floor beside the wireless, taking notes." This excitement is at last recreated here for all to share."--Jacket
The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays
The power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this new volume reveal Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid and accessible. He was constitutionally incapable of writing with the opacity of the specialist, but these shorter, more introductory pieces provide the perfect starting-point for the reader new to his work. Those who are already familiar with his writing will also be grateful for this further addition to his collected essays. The connecting theme of these essays, as in the case of earlier volumes, is the crucial social and political role--past, present and future--of ideas, and of their progenitors. A rich variety of subject-matters is represented--from philosophy to education, from Russia to Israel, from Marxism to romanticism--so that the truth of Heine's warning is exemplified on a broad front. It is a warning that Berlin often referred to, and provides an answer to those who ask, as from time to time they do, why intellectual history matters. Among the contributions are "My Intellectual Path," Berlin's last essay, a retrospective autobiographical survey of his main preoccupations; and "Jewish Slavery and Emancipation," the classic statement of his Zionist views, long unavailable in print. His other subjects include the Enlightenment, Giambattista Vico, Vissarion Belinsky, Alexander Herzen, G.V. Plekhanov, the Russian intelligentsia, the idea of liberty, political realism, nationalism, and historicism. The book exhibits the full range of his enormously wide expertise and demonstrates the striking and enormously engaging individuality, as well as the power, of his own ideas. "Over a hundred years ago, the German poet Heine warned the French not to underestimate the power of ideas: philosophical concepts nurtured in the stillness of a professor's study could destroy a civilization."--Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty, 1958. This new edition adds a number of previously uncollected pieces, including Berlin's earliest statement of the pluralism o
Three critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin's work and reintroduce it to a broad, eager readership have gone far to remedy this. Now, Princeton is pleased to return to print, under one cover, Berlin's essays on Vico, Hamann, and Herder. These essays on three relatively uncelebrated thinkers are not marginal ruminations, but rather among Berlin's most important studies in the history of ideas. They are integral to his central project: the critical recovery of the ideas of the Counter-Enlightenment and the explanation of its appeal and consequences - both positive and (often) tragic."--Jacket
The sense of reality : studies in ideas and their history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah Berlin's The Sense of Reality at last makes available an important body of previously unknown work by one of our leading historians of ideas and one of the finest essayists writing in English. Eight of the nine pieces included here are published for the first time, and their range is characteristically wide. The subjects explored include realism in history, judgment in politics, the history of socialism, the nature and impact of Marxism, the radical cultural revolution instigated by the Romantics, Russian notions of artistic commitment, and the origins and practice of nationalism. The title essay, starting from the impossibility of historians being able to re-create a bygone epoch, is a superb centerpiece
Political ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thought by Isaiah Berlin( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I was exhausted at the end, & yet I am sure that if ever I saw & heard anyone in a true state of inspiration it was then.' So wrote a listener after attending one of the lectures based on this book. 'Political Ideas in the Romantic Age' is the text Berlin wrote for four of the lectures delivered in 1952. He revised what he had written extensively afterwards, but never published it. It is his longest work, and also the only connected account he gave of his key insights into the history of the ideas that dominate the political arguments of our own time. As he put it in his Prologue, "The age of which we speak was singularly rich in original conceptions; they transformed our world, and the words in which they were formulated speak to us still."--Jacket
Liberty : incorporating four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberty is a revised and expanded edition of a modern classic of liberalism, Four Essays On Liberty, regarded by Isaiah Berlin as his most important book, and constantly discussed since its publication in 1969. Irving Howe described it in Harper's as 'an exhilarating performance - this, one tells oneself, is what the life of the mind can be'." "Berlin's editor Henry Hardy has told the story of the book's genesis, revised the text, identified sources, incorporated a fifth essay that Berlin had wanted to include, and added three further pieces, so that Berlin's principal statements on liberty are now gathered together. Three appendices drawn from Berlin's unpublished papers help us to understand the core of personal conviction from which his writings sprang. A guide by Ian Harris to the huge literature stimulated by Berlin's ideas completes the volume."--Jacket
The book of Isaiah : personal impressions of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah Berlin was one of the most celebrated British thinkers of the twentieth century, he was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. This book offers a series of personal impressions of him and his ideas by a range of people who knew him, or have been affected by his work
The hedgehog and the fox; an essay on Tolstoy's view of history by Isaiah Berlin( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."" This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace. Although there have been many interpretations of the adage, Berlin uses it to mark a fundamental distinction between human beings who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things and those who relate everything to a central, all-embracing system. Applied to Tolstoy, the saying illu
Karl Marx by Isaiah Berlin( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading
The one and the many : reading Isaiah Berlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightening : letters, 1946-1960 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People are my landscape," Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. This second volume of Berlin's letters takes up the story when, after war service in the U.S., he returns to life as an Oxford don. Against the background of post-war austerity, the letters chart years of academic frustration and self-doubt, the intellectual explosion when he moves from philosophy to the history of ideas, his growing national fame as broadcaster and lecturer, the publication of some of his best-known works, his election to a professorship, and his reaction to knighthood. Berlin's visits to American universities, where he sees McCarthyism at work, and his journeys eastward--to Europe, Palestine (and later Israel), and the Soviet Union--inspire acute and often very funny portraits. These are the years, too, of momentous developments in his private life: the bachelor don's loss of sexual innocence, the emotional turmoil of his father's death, his courtship of a married woman, and his transformation into husband and stepfather
Flourishing : letters 1928-1946 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When this volume opens Berlin is eighteen, a pupil at St. Paul's School in London. He becomes an undergraduate at Oxford, then a Fellow of All Souls, where he writes his celebrated biography of Karl Marx. When that is complete he moves to New College to teach philosophy, and after the outbreak of the Second World War sails to America in somewhat mysterious circumstances with Guy Burgess. He stays in the USA, working for the British Government (apart from visits home and his famous trip to the Soviet Union in 1945-6) until April 1946, when he returns to Oxford and the volume closes." "Berlin's letters are marvellously accessible, and as entertaining as a novel. During the two decades covered here we see his personality and career growing and blooming. In America he writes a regular telegram to his anxious parents, often saying just 'Flourishing'; the word is entirely apt, not only for his wartime experience, but for the whole of his early life, vividly displayed in this book in all its multi-faceted delightfulness."--Jacket
The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Isaiah Berlin here explores the world and the ideas of a man he calls the Enlightenment's "most passionate, consistent, extreme, and implacable enemy," a philosopher whom he considers perhaps the only "wholly original critic of modern times." J.G. Hamann was an eccentric Prussian thinker of the eighteenth century whose peculiar and difficult work was cherished by Kant, Goethe, and other luminaries, yet to the twentieth century this self-styled Magus of the North is all but unknown." "With his customary eloquence and insight, Berlin penetrates to the heart of Hamann's concerns and shows how important they are to modern life - ideas about creativity, the nature of language and thought, human knowledge, secular and spiritual authority. Though Hamann opposed the values we think of as modern - rationalist, secular individualism - and he lived his life in poverty and neglect, his visionary pietism and skeptical empiricism, Berlin argues - his genius - deserve attention and respect."--Jacket
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.09 for The Soviet ... to 0.99 for Harry Hard ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism
Against the current : essays in the history of ideasRussian thinkersPersonal impressionsThe roots of romanticismConcepts and categories : philosophical essaysFreedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human libertyThe proper study of mankind : an anthology of essaysThe power of ideas
Alternative Names
Dugdale, Robert 1949-

Hadai, Hengli 1949-

Hardy, H. 1949-

Hardy, Henry Jr

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale 1949-

Hengli Hadai 1949-

Henry Hardy brita aŭtoro kaj eldonisto

Henry Hardy britischer Autor und Herausgeber

Henry Hardy Brits componist

Henry Hardy compositeur britannique

Henry Hardy compositor britànic

Henry Hardy compositor británico

Henry Hardy compozitor britanic

Henry Hardy kompozitor britanik

Henry Hardy Suurbritannia helilooja

Гарди, Генри, 1949-

Генри Харди

هنري هاردي ملحن بريطاني

هنری هاردی

하디, 헨리

ハーディ, ヘンリー

亨利 哈代 1949-

哈代, 亨利 1949-